Stephen Burt on the Melodica

INSTRUMENT MELODICA CENTRAL QUESTION:How can we tell the difference—if there is one—between art for kids and art for adults? Parts of a Hohner melodica (sold separately):mouthpiece, extension tube, individual keys; Partial list of varieties of melodica: twenty-six-key, thirty-two-key, thirty-six-key, alto, bass, Ocean, Fire; Precursors: sheng, sho, keyed Aeolian, pitch pipe, symphonium, harmonicor, goofus, keyboard sitar; […]